Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday Walkabout: Yep! More Snow…

It’s been a daily job to keep the feathered friends happy, but they’re more than worth it.

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We’ve had two snowstorms in a week’s time, with more predicted for the weekend. I know we’re not alone in our winter weather, but sheesh, bring on Spring already!

I stepped out of my color comfort zone here and transformed everything to sepia tones with Pioneer Woman’s Soft and Faded action. (Photoshop Actions are so much fun!). We have snowy scenes and some of our frozen fog from this morning.

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Enjoy your day! I hope to be back with a Valentine’s post and an update to our 2010 mini-journal  later this week. But if not…

♥ Happy Valentine’s Day, Friends! ♥

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44 comments:

Dandy said...

So incredible and I really like the sepia tones. But seeing the vivid red of your feathered friends totally cheered me up!

GardenofDaisies said...

Gorgeous shot of the cardinals!!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love sepia! And I know what you mean, the birdies are eating faster than I can fill! lol

Rachel said...

Ahhh, Happy V-Day back at ya! We are with you on the snow... we have feet... and no immediate relief in sight. I bet it makes tending to Ruby and Gracie a bit more challenging. Oh how I miss grassy pastures!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I cannot believe the beauty..the lovely cardinals bright and cheery red- contrasted with the gorgeous snow! Below, your sepia tones are delightful! Outstanding Tammy!! You found photoshop easy? I should try it again. I work with Picasa. The top right one with the wagon below the trees..each detail of these captures are soft and delicate. Thanks, what a treat! Still no snow on the mountains yet here..can't wait, ha (serious)..I know so many parts of the country are getting slammed! (my sympathy) Anyway, have a great day- Aloha, Regina

Kilauea Poetry said...

I must say that shot of the Cardinal while in flight is just fantastic Tammy!!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Ooooo! The sepia is nice! I miss cardinals - I'm from the south and I grew up with these at the feeders all the time. Not a one out west. How sad. But don't you love how their color pops against the backdrop of the snow?

Life is good! said...

beautiful photos! everyone of them!

Tina said...

what lovely pictures you took! God certainly blessed you with an artist's eye :)

Rural Revival said...

Wow, look at all the cardinals! Great photos and I love the sepia tones.

~Andrea~

Parsley said...

Just loved stopping by your blog. Beautiful pics.

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2010 said...

LOVE the pictures!! I am sooo tired of snow! :( Hope you're well! :)

Eileen said...

Beautiful! I love ALL the cardinals. They really brighten up a cold winter's day. One of my favorite things to do with my photos is to try different tones to see what they would look like.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh what beautiful pictures!!!

How could you want spring to come when it's so beautiful outside your windows??

Just kidding! We had 24 inches yesterday! I really want Christmas to come and then New Year's because that means 2011 will be here and my hubby will be home! So I'm all for rushing the year away!

Janet said...

I so want to find the time to expore more photography techniques. Someone above mentioned Picasa which I've been meaning to look at. Wished you lived closer -- I'd ask for some pointers!

Cheryl said...

Ok, what is frozen fog?
Your pictures are breathtaking....the first set the colors are lovely and the second set equally beautiful. I've never had a cardinal, and to capture one in flight, cool!
Happy Valentine's Day!!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Beautiful pictures - the cardinals! I enjoyed the sepia prints also

Country Dreaming said...

The sepia pictures are great!
Love the cardinal--we haven't had any
for awhile.

Stay warm!

Melinda

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Sorry about all that snow--I will have to talk to the weather men and tell them to let up on you a bit!!!!! LOVE those cardinal pictures--just love them---thanks for taking the time to photograph them and for sharing---
Hugs, Di

Catherine said...

I love your pictures Tammy, I will try the sepia ones.Ilove your cardinal birds, we don't have, their red color is very nice i love it you are lucky to have such nice birds! catherine

Feral Female said...

I loved the sepia but the scarlet plumage of the male cardinal was superb as Oh heck, love both the montages! =)

McVal said...

Oh my! Are those gorgeous pictures!

Karen said...

Just beautiful! Lovely Valentine's post;) Happy <3 day to you too!

Linda Stubbs said...

Tammy, you have done it again. The pictures are sooooooo pretty! I love the cardinal in flight! Every morning I wake up and look out my kitchen window. Grandpa and Grandma Stubbs planted a evergreen tree years ago. It now is our bird haven house. We have lots of feeders under the branches. I enjoy my birds.

Thank you for letting us all see the Lord's beauty. You really do take lovely pictures.

Blessings sweet friend, Linda

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Tammy, your photos are incredible! I wish I had photoshop....waaaaaa.....

Hope you are still enjoying your coffee!!

Nezzy said...

I'm lovin the sepia tones added to the pictures. The 'flight' picture is just amazing!!

God bless and have a wonderful Valentine's Day ya'll!!!

Tara said...

Just gorgeous pics Tammy!
Hugs,
Tara

Michelle said...

Beautiful, amazing pics - I love them :)

from our front porch... said...

Again, just beautiful! I need to come spend a few a days so I can learn all this in person...not that your tutorials (for my own personal collection!)were not self explanatory, I just have not sat long enough to try! (was that a run on sentence or what!)
Happy V Day, sweetie. Give those girls a kiss from me!
xo, misha

Martha said...

We spend too much time after breakfast watching the birds -- who have been going through 50 pounds of sunflower seed far too often! What!!! another bag! So soon!

Kritter Keeper said...

loved those pics...yes pse is a lot of fun...i am just a beginner but love designing my scrapbook pages...happy valentines day!

Ann On and On... said...

Just beautiful! I'm amazed by you!

ain't for city gals said...

Gorgeous pics...and you are right ..our birds are so worth it!

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Beautiful!!!! I picked your blog for an award on my blog! Happy Valentines Day to you and your family Tammy!
Nicole

Oz Girl said...

Wow Tammy, the birds are gorgeous and I LOVE your sepia shots. :) I know what you mean about spring... I'm in Ohio right now, and it's just crazy here, almost 2 feet of snow on the ground and another 9 inches forecasted in the next 24 hours or so! Now I remember why I love Kansas better than Ohio, LOL. Hope you guys have had a great weekend.

Rural Rambler said...

Tammy couldn't miss your Thursday Walkabout, better late that never. The pictures are wonderful! The male Cardinal you caught in flight is awesome. HALP me with photoshop!!!! Love the sepia collage, especially the wagon.

Jackie said...

The photos are beautiful this week...they always are...but this week outstanding!! I love the contrast between the color of the birds and the snow in the first collage. The sepia tones are really good...you should step out of your comfort zone more often (grin).

Hope you had a great Valentines Day.

Jackie

elvira pajarola said...

And once more: YOU ARE AN ARTIST; creating these magnificient mosaics....just wonderful!

...The little red cardinals are my favourites....we don't find them in our regions; I love these wonderful red birdies....!
You took the flying one so georgeously!!!!!!!!

The soft nature scenes in antique-style are fantastic!!!!!

Have a wonderful week!
ciao ciao elvira

Dog Trot Farm said...

Beautiful photos all around. Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day. Four inches of fresh new snow here, but I smell Spring in the air.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Those are some awesome photos! It feels like spring here in the Tri-Cities WA.

Jenny said...

Good morning Tammy! Please come visit my blog! I have something exciting to tell you! It's under the "Somebodies gonna be cozy" post!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your photos! I have always loved pictures doen in Sepia, it brings a touch of charm in them. Hope it warms up for you soon! blessings,Kathleen

Janet Phillips said...

Tammy your picrures are soo beautiful! I always love seeing them!! the Cardnials are great, I love those little birds!!

Cheyenne said...

Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!

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